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December 1, 2012 7:00 PM IST
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Fatorda Stadium) — Margao, Goa
Referee:‬ A. Shekar‎
 
59′ Sean Rooney
 
Ryuji Sueoka 84′
Top of the Match
Rohan Ricketts
Rohan Ricketts
Dempo SC
Flop of the Match
Augustin Fernandes
Augustin Fernandes
Salgaocar F.C.

Salgaocar FC 1-2 Dempo SC: Armando Colaco's side topples East Bengal as league leaders

Goals from Rohan Ricketts and Ryuji Sueoka inspire Dempo to a hard fought win against Salgaocar

By Anselm Noronha

I-League: Salgaocar vs Dempo
AIFF Media
Dempo SC re-claimed the top standing on the league table as they edged out Salgaocar FC by a scoreline of 2-1 in the ninth round of the I-League played at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa, on Saturday evening.

Sean Rooney's goal (59') for Salgaocar FC was sandwiched in-between strikes from Rohan Ricketts (29') and Ryuji Sueoka (84') for Dempo.

David Booth made two changes in the Salgaocar line-up, being forced to replace his injured players Luciano Sobrosa and Francis Fernandes with Augustin Fernandes and Anthony Barbosa respectively, while Australian striker Sean Rooney continued in attack.

Armando Colaco, on the other side, persisted with Godwin Franco in the midfield ahead of Climax Lawrence who started on the bench. Rohan Ricketts was given a forward role along-side Ryuji Sueoka, while Joaquim Abranches played in-behind the strikers.

Meanwhile, Dempo goalkeeper Subhasish Roychowdhury, Clifford Miranda and Anthony Pereira, who all sustained injuries in the previous match against Mohun Bagan, were replaced by Laxmikant Kattimani, Ricketts and Romeo Fernandes.

Salgaocar's Quinton Jacobs picked the first booking of the match for simulation to the slightest of touches of rival defender Mahesh Gawli in the Dempo box, while the Namibian wasted a couple of early moves.

Besides a few skills by Ricketts, and some good interceptions by Mahesh Gawli, the Dempo players could be critical of themselves for giving the ball away to the opponent easily.

Rohan Ricketts capitalised on a poor pass from Salgaocar midfielder Randeep Singh and drove the ball into the net at the far post in the 29th minute. Sueoka could have doubled the lead but was denied by the framework.

Salgaocar began pushing the Dempo defense after the change of ends but the trailing side were somehow too shy to take a shot.

The equaliser however did come in the 59th minute when Sean Rooney rose to the occasion, as the Salgaocar striker's header found the target, courtesy a floater sent in from the right by Milagres Gonsalves.

Four minutes later, Rahul Kumar was guilty of missing the target from six yards in the Dempo box after Rooney did well to send in a cross.

Dempo regained the lead in the 84th minute as Sueoka climbed over Salgaocar defender Augustin Fernandes to head the ball home after Ricketts did well to find him with a cross from the left.

Salgaocar then poured forward in hunt of an equaliser, but Colaco's side held on to register a vital win which saw them climb to the top of the table.

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Salgaocar F.C.

1
Karanjit Singh
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
 - 
19
Nicolau Colaco
Defender
56′
 - 
15
 - 
15
Anthony Barbosa
Midfielder
69′
 - 
28
Quinton Jacobs
Midfielder
6′ 44′
 - 
23
Rahul Kumar
Defender
 - 
25
Rocus Lamare
Midfielder
 - 
26
Randeep Singh
Midfielder
 - 
37
Gilbert Oliveira
Midfielder
90′
 - 
7
Sean Rooney
Striker
59′
 - 

Dempo SC

 - 
33
 - 
2
 - 
16
Samir Naik
Defender
85′
 - 
5
 - 
28
 - 
6
Peter Carvalho
Midfielder
 - 
7
Godwin Franco
Midfielder
74′
 - 
9
 - 
19
 - 
11
Ryuji Sueoka
Midfielder
84′
 - 
17

Substitutes

21
Vinay Singh
Goalkeeper
 - 
23
 - 
2
 - 
34
 - 
8
 - 
13
Beevan D'Mello
Midfielder
 - 
32
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
31
Tyson Caiado
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
 - 
18
 - 
8
 - 
12
Nicolau Borges
Midfielder
 - 
27
Joy Ferrao
Striker
 - 
29

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Sunil Chhetri Sunil Chhetri
Striker
Bengaluru
14 3
Cornell Glen Cornell Glen
Striker
Shillong Lajong
14 3
Darryl Duffy Darryl Duffy
Striker
Salgaocar
13 2
Josimar Josimar
Striker
Mohd Sp
13 1
Ranti Martins Ranti Martins
Striker
Rangdajied
12 0